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Updated: October 29th, 2013 8:15pm
Salvador Perez beats out Joe Mauer for AL Gold Glove Award

Salvador Perez beats out Joe Mauer for AL Gold Glove Award

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez beat out Minnesota's Joe Mauer and Baltimore's Matt Wieters for the American League Gold Glove Award, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday night.

Mauer was named one of three finalists despite missing the last five weeks of the season due to a concussion and catching only 75 games. When he did catch, however, Mauer was one of the best in baseball, ranking seventh in Defensive Runs Saved and first in the American League with a 43% caught stealing rate.

Mauer currently owns three AL Gold Glove Awards. 

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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